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U.S. Dairy Ingredients Are Nourishing Ideas at IFT 14


Elizabeth Hockerman


U.S. Dairy Ingredients Are Nourishing Ideas at IFT 14

U.S. Dairy Export Council® to showcase solutions for on-trend innovations

ARLINGTON, Va., June 5, 2014 - Consumers are increasingly interested in adding valuable nutrients to their diets, finding natural sources of energy and reaping the benefits of high protein diets. U.S. dairy's deep portfolio, nutritional offerings and appealing flavor profile make it a desirable addition to many product formulations. These versatile ingredients enable food and beverage manufacturers to develop functional applications that appeal to today's consumer needs.

At this year's Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo, June 21 to 24 in New Orleans, the U.S. Dairy Export Council® (USDEC) will feature the many different ways U.S. dairy ingredients can be used for flavor, functionality and nutrition.

"The U.S. dairy industry continues to expand its diverse ingredient portfolio, build meaningful partnerships and deliver resources to accelerate customers' success," said Vikki Nicholson, senior vice president, global marketing for USDEC. "These strengths can provide food and beverage manufacturers peace of mind to help bring innovative products to market on a global scale."

Visit USDEC's Booth 4529 to discover the many resources offered by our dairy producer checkoff-funded activities and affiliated organizations. USDEC connects product developers to valuable expertise on dairy nutrition, products and application research from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® , Dairy Research Institute® , Dairy Management Inc. TM and National Dairy Council® . Experts will be available during the show to answer questions and provide insights.

Dairy proteins, as part of a higher protein diet, can help consumers maintain a healthy weight, curb hunger, get lean, enhance exercise recovery, and maintain muscle with aging. Prototypes developed for this year's show that highlight the value of U.S. dairy include:

  • Lentil Power Soup - Few foods are as simple and satisfying as soup. Add the power of high-quality U.S. dairy proteins, and this zesty lentil-curry soup helps to build a higher-protein diet known to curb appetites. Using proteins from milk protein concentrate and a concentrated casein ingredient, each serving delivers 20g of protein (40% Daily Value) and 35% Daily Value of calcium. This flavorful soup packs a gratifying nutritional punch.
  • Poutine-inspired Cheese Dippers - Transforming the French-Canadian classic Poutine (French fries, gravy, cheese curds) into a trendy appetizer can satisfy a culinary craving. Each bite of this sweet-potato-encrusted cheese snack stick reveals delectable, Juustoleipa-style cheese ready for dipping in a rich mushroom sauce. The combination of high-quality U.S. dairy ingredients pampers taste buds while contributing to the 30% Daily Value of calcium and 15g of protein in this savory snack.
  • Veggie Burst - After a workout, or for that afternoon pickup, finding a beverage that offers good nutrition is important. This refreshing veggie medley includes high-quality U.S. whey protein, making it an excellent source of protein with 12g (24% Daily Value) per serving, promoting muscle repair and recovery after exercise. Added milk minerals provide 30% Daily Value of calcium - to deliver one nutritious drink to fuel active lifestyles at any age.

Dairy Research Institute Symposium at IFT

Be sure to mark your calendar for this dairy educational session co-moderated by the Dairy Research Institute:

Tuesday, June 24

8:30-10 a.m.: Novel and Emerging Technologies for Dairy Foods Processing

Room 391 - Morial Convention Center

Moderated by Shantanu Agarwal of the Dairy Research Institute and Carmen Moraru of Cornell University. Presenters include: Dr. Simon Loveday, research scientist at the Riddet Institute, based at Massey University in New Zealand; Martin O'Donovan, president and founder of Socius Ingredients in Evanston, Illinois; and Julie Goddard, assistant professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

About U.S. Dairy Export Council

The U.S. Dairy Export Council® (USDEC) is a nonprofit, independent membership organization that represents the global trade interests of U.S. dairy producers, proprietary processors and cooperatives, ingredient suppliers and export traders. Funded primarily by the dairy checkoff program through Dairy Management Inc.TM , the mission of USDEC is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and assist the U.S. industry to increase its global dairy ingredient sales and exports of U.S. dairy products. USDEC accomplishes this through programs in market development that build global demand for U.S. dairy products, resolve market access barriers and advance industry trade policy goals. USDEC is supported by staff across the United States and in Mexico, South America, Asia, Middle East and Europe.

The U.S. Dairy Export Council prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, political beliefs, marital status, military status, and arrest or conviction record.